When we say women are the true symbol of power, we mean every word of it. Of late, wives of martyred soldiers are making headlines for their grit and strength. Here’s another example of a young female officer, Major Kumud Dogra, wife of Wing Commander D Vats whose husband died serving the nation in the defence forces.
An officer, a wife & a mother of 6 days old!
Major Kumud Dogra bids adieu to her husband wing commander, Late. D.Vats who died in a flight crash in Majuli, #Assam.
I’m short of words. Little princess may you emerge strong & make your dad proud, as he made the whole #nation🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/1cfuvZYrq4
— Apolina De (@apolina_de) February 22, 2018
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The picture is from the funeral ceremony of her martyred husband. The brave officer is seen walking to her husband’s funeral along with her newborn daughter.
Their 6 days old daughter never had the chance to meet her father, Wing Commander D Vats, one of two IAF pilots who were killed after a microlight helicopter crashed in Majuli island on February 15
The pictures speak a million words of how a woman could be the ultimate strength of the family which just lost their son.
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Since the release of this picture, social media is abuzz with praises of Major Dogra. She is being appreciated for her ability to be strong in such a shattering moment. The martyr’s wife is seen walking in full army uniform to pay her last tribute to her departed husband, carrying her newborn along.
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Netizens have been sharing the moving picture:
#Major #Kumud Dogra…
In her arms is her five day old baby and her feet marching towards the dead body of her husband Wng Cmdr D Vats…
A rare epitome of courage…
Salute you #Major #Dogra
JAI HIND🙏 pic.twitter.com/NXYwuDTX1q
— Shweta Saxena (@ShwetaS13301723) February 22, 2018
So how’s the life of an army wife you ask?
Major Kumud Dogra on her way to pay last tributes to her husband Wing Commander D. Vats who lost his life in a micro flight crash in Majuli, carrying her 5 days old daughter.
That’s the life of an #Army wife.
SALUTE the courage!🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/0Z9mi559yM
— Nausheen Khan (@DrNausheenKhan) February 22, 2018
This pic is worth a million heartbreaks and a billion salutes to this dedicated family! As an ordinary Indian all I can say is Thankyou! Jai Hind!
— Farooq Ahmed (@FarooqAhm) February 22, 2018
Major Kumud Dogra…in her arms is her five day old baby and her feet marching towards the dead body of her husband Wng Cmdr D Vats… a rare epitome of courage… salute you Major Dogra 🇮🇳🇮🇳🙏 pic.twitter.com/0dT95Ga6T7
— Accidental clerk (@reach_santosh) February 23, 2018
The tragic accident took place when the pilots attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft crashed at a sandbar in the northern part of the district and went up in flames. “The wreckage of the plane has been sighted and a court of inquiry ordered, officials said. It is suspected that the crash took place due to technical reasons,” officials said, Indian Express reported.
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